Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dress Form for Non-Sewers

We were on a bit of a drive together this summer, and Dad overheard a telephone conversation I was having with Lila. We were discussing sewing machines and the cheezy "craft" ones that don't work too well for sewing on cards. Lo and behold, a few days later, Dad got me a fabulous sewing machine with lots of bells and whistles. Kelly inspired me to sit down, read the manual, and try it out... but I admit that I haven't spent any time on it since that evening. I have been looking into taking sewing classes.

This month, The Stampers' Sampler's Tempting Template is a dressmaker's form. I stamped the top heart first onto vanilla cardstock. Then, I took the template printout and placed it over the heart so the neck was centered over the point of the heart and traced the template... careful to leave enough for the heart. Next, I cut out the dress and stamped the 'skirt' using the reversed heart image twice. The final touch was Swarovski flat-backed pearls to make the necklace.

Supply List:
Stamps: Boho Blossoms (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Very Vanilla CS (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: VersaMagic in Aegean Blue (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Flat-backed pearls (Swarovski)

This was definitely out of my comfort zone, and I enjoyed it quite a bit!

Happy Stamping!


Lila H said...

A perfect dress!!!! Does it come in my size? This is truly ingenious! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Cindy Haffner said...

Tooo cool, great thinking.

jenalih said...

Wowsers! That is awesome! I love what you did with it.

Kim said...

This is beautiful! What a creative card!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful...i love your creativity!!

sara :) said...

That is WAY cute.

Anonymous said...

You have created something SPECTACULAR!!!! This is wonderful Kimmers...I LOVE it....:o)
I want the stamps.....!!!!
Huggers from a far....

Kathy W said...

What a great idea. Love how this turned out with the dark and light.